June 2010

D.C. Circuit Deals New Setback to Uighur Detainees

  • Wed, 06/02/2010 - 12:00

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Friday rejected another attempt by five Chinese Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay to be released into the United States.

Strategic alliances a deceptive blind alley

  • Wed, 06/02/2010 - 12:00

On Friday, the Global Times ran an article by He Kai, "China needs security allies, not just economic partners," arguing that China should form alliances with neighboring countries for security purposes.

Chinese Analyses of Soviet Failure: Humanitarian Socialism

  • Tue, 06/01/2010 - 12:00

The first essay in this occasional series showed the extent to which official Chinese explanations of the disintegration of the Soviet Union stress the failure of the Communist party there to maintain a comprehensive dictatorship.

Rising Social Malaise Beggars Hu's Reforms

  • Tue, 06/01/2010 - 12:00

Beijing authorities have raised the country’s security alert to the highest level—the first time since the August 2008 Olympics Games—in the wake of a spate of killings in schools and kindergartens that left at least 27 dead and some 100 injured.

China: End June 1989 Massacre Denial, Free Dissidents

  • Tue, 06/01/2010 - 12:00

The Chinese government should admit to the massacre of unarmed civilians in June 1989, release the estimated 20 Tiananmen-era prisoners improperly arrested and convicted at that time, and free other government critics jailed for exercising their right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said today.

As China rises, it demands a deference we should be wary to give

  • Tue, 06/01/2010 - 12:00

Australian public opinion has made history. We have the distinction of becoming the first people in the world to name China as the world's leading economic power - even before the Chinese themselves.

Poll Shows Australians Wary of China's Military, But Value Economic Ties

  • Tue, 06/01/2010 - 12:00

A new study shows that Australians are nervous about China's military expansion, but they see its economic growth as a positive development.

Why Some Conflicts Are Ignored

  • Tue, 06/01/2010 - 12:00

People tend to think Palestine matters. Irish nationalists paint Palestinian flags onto street murals in Belfast. Spanish school children send the Israeli embassy letters demanding an end to ‘murders’ in Palestine. People with no personal connection to Palestine care deeply about events there.

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